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Purple willow

(Salix purpurea)

More salicin is found in the bark of the purple willow than in other varieties. This species is often used for growing hedgerows and thanks to the bitter-taste of the leaves a willow hedge will not be eaten-up by livestock.

Summary
Maximum height:
10 m
Maximum age:
30 years
Blooming period:
March - May
Fruit bearing period:
May - June
Shape of crown:
Round
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